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Supercontinent : ten billion years in the life of our planet

Author: Ted Nield
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the Supercontinent Cycle from the earliest recorded time to the geological discoveries of today including the drifting of the continents and the evolution of dinosaurs.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Nield
ISBN: 9780674026599 0674026594 9780674032453 0674032454
OCLC Number: 85485183
Description: xv, 288 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Foreword --
big crunch --
pt. 1. Moving in mystery --
1. Lost worlds --
2. Ice at the Equator --
3. Queens of Mu --
4. Land of the Gonds --
5. From out the azure main --
pt. 2. Existence of law --
6. Wonderland --
7. World wars --
8. Wrong-way telescope --
9. Motherland --
10. Birth --
Epilogue : Life, the universe and the puddle --
Further reading --
Index.
Other Titles: Ten billion years in the life of our planet
Responsibility: Ted Nield.
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This book explores the Supercontinent Cycle from scientists' earliest inkling of the phenomenon to the geological discoveries of today--and from the most recent fusing of all of Earth's landmasses,  Read more...

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An accessible account of how the Earth has several times consisted of a single island landmass and will again, in about 250 million years.--Peter Calamai"Toronto Star" (12/30/2007)

 
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